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Subject: John and Paul influences
Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time: 1:23:37 AM
Remote Address: 126.96.36.199
Message ID: 307329
Parent ID: 307325
Thread ID: 307299
I wonder what were the Beatles' main influences? Rhythm n Blues? Hmmm...not really, I don't think. When they first started playing the Cavern, Paul said they had a problem because they were supposed to play blues, but they didn't know any. I would think the Beatles were in the tradition of early rock n roll, deeply influenced by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, the Big Bopper, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis et al. As time went on--and particularly in Paul's case--it became less rock and roll and more vaudeville and show musicals influenced pop. John was mostly pop too, but less influenced by vaudeville and Hollywood musicals.
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